Yankees: 3 more trades to make after Andrew Benintendi move

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CINCINNATI, OHIO – JULY 03: Luis Castillo #58 of the Cincinnati Reds throws a pitch in the game against the Atlanta Braves at Great American Ball Park on July 03, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees traded for outfielder Andrew Benintendi on Wednesday … but they need to do more.

The New York Yankees finally addressed their left field hole by trading for Kansas City Royals All-Star left fielder Andrew Benintendi for three low-level minor league pitchers. Benintendi will replace Joey Gallo and his bat (or lack thereof) in left field.

While that was a much-needed move, the Yankees need to make at least three more trades before the trade deadline on August 2.

1) Trade for Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo

With Luis Severino hitting the injured list once again with a lat strain, the Yankees’ rotation is in a bit of hurt. Severino hasn’t even been throwing in two weeks so he will need some time to recover. His replacement has been Domingo German, who has been awful in his two starts. He has an ERA of 8.22 in only 7.2 innings. In that span, he has allowed 11 hits, seven runs, three homers, and an FIP of 7.43.

Cincinnati Reds starting pitcher Luis Castillo was an All-Star this season and he has been great for the fledgling team. In 14 starts, he has a 2.86 ERA, a 159 ERA+, a 3.21 FIP, a 1.071 WHIP, and an average of three walks and 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings.

He also isn’t a free agent until next offseason, meaning that he would still be in the rotation for the Yankees next season.

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